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  1. 2016 Red Ribbon Social Media Tools

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    Virtual Red Ribbon Campaign Tools

    Share your support for Red Ribbon Week with your friends and followers! Together, we can send a clear message across America. All you have to do to participate is tweet or post on Facebook with any or all of the suggested language below to spread the word about Red Ribbon Week: See the examples below, copy the language you want to use on your blog or social networking site and start spreading the message! We also encourage you to take a photo of your favorite drug-free activities and post on Instagram with #redribbonweek and #yolobedrugfree.

    Sample Facebook Posts

    Yolo. Be Drug Free. – Celebrate Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31).

    It’s Red Ribbon Week and I am taking a stand against drugs. Join me. Take the pledge: www.redribbon.org/pledge

    Today, I’m honoring Kiki Camarena, a DEA agent who died while fighting substance abuse. Join me in celebrating Red Ribbon Week 2016. Take the pledge: www.redribbon.org/pledge

    Today, I’m joining teens, parents, teachers, and other citizens across America in celebrating Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31), the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation.

    Join me in celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Our children have the right to grow up drug free – and we have the responsibility to make that happen. Take the pledge: www.redribbon.org/pledge

    I’m entering the Red Ribbon Photo Contest to win an iPad and $1,000 for my school. You can enter too at www.redribbon.org/contest

    I’m a teacher who believes in a drug free future for my students. Join me in celebrating Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31).

    I’m a parent who believes in a drug free future for my children. Join me in celebrating Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31).

    Sample Tweets

    Yolo. Be Drug Free. Celebrate #RedRibbonWeek (October 23-31). #youonlyliveonce #yolobedrugfree

    It’s Red Ribbon Week and I am taking a stand against drugs. Join me. Take the pledge: www.redribbon.org/pledge. #RedRibbonWeek #yolobedrugfree

    Today, I’m honoring Kiki Camarena, a DEA agent who died while fighting substance abuse. Join me. Take the pledge: www.redribbon.org/pledge . #RedRibbonWeek

    Today, I’m joining teens, parents, teachers, and other citizens across America in celebrating Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31), the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. #RedRibbonWeek

    Join me in celebrating #RedRibbonWeek. Our children have the right to grow up drug free – and we have the responsibility to make that happen. #yolobedrugfree

    Take the pledge: www.redribbon.org/pledge. #RedRibbonWeek #yolobedrugfree

    I’m entering the Red Ribbon Photo Contest to win an iPad and $1,000 for my school. You can enter too at www.redribbon.org/contest. #RedRibbonWeek

    I’m a teacher who believes in a drug free future for my students. Join me in celebrating Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31). #redribbonweek #yolobedrugfree

    I’m a parent who believes in a drug free future for my children. Join me in celebrating Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31). #redribbonweek #yolobedrugfree

     

     

     

     

  2. Red Ribbon Week 2016 6th Annual Photo Contest: “YOLO. Be Drug Free.”

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    The National Family Partnership (NFP), invites families and schools across America to participate in its 6th Annual National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest.

    The National Family Partnership (NFP), invites families and schools across America to participate in its 6th Annual National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest. The contest, which is co-sponsored by the DEA, will be held in conjunction with the 31st Annual Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31).

    “Students will once again take the Red Ribbon Campaign prevention message into their homes, neighborhoods and schools with this contest,” said NFP President Peggy Sapp. “It’s a fun and creative way for parents and schools to educate children about the dangers of drug use while they decorate their homes and schools using this year’s theme, “YOLO. Be Drug Free.”

    Entries will be accepted from Oct. 1 through Nov. 2 and the winners will be announced on December 2. This year, $20,000 will be awarded to schools in ten regions across the country.

    Check Out This Video About The Contest

    Here’s how to enter:

    Students and families decorate their home’s front door, mailbox or fence with a double-looped red ribbon and the theme, “YOLO. Be Drug Free.”

    Schools (K-12) may decorate their school campus with a double-looped red ribbon and the theme, “YOLO. Be Drug Free.” Decorations should be in a visible location on the school campus.

    Take a photo with your decoration and upload it to RedRibbon.org/contest October 1 (12:00 am ET) to November 2 (11:59pm ET). You must be 18 years or older to upload the photo and can do so from any desktop or mobile device.

    Ask family and friends to vote for your entry beginning November 3 (12:00am ET) to November 17 (11:59pm ET). The winners will be announced December 2nd.

    10 Families in the Home Decoration category with the most votes in each region will win an iPad for the family and $1,000 to be used towards drug prevention at a K-12 school of their choosing.

    10 schools in the School Decoration category with the most votes in each region will win an iPad (for the school employee or PTA member who entered on behalf of the school) and $1,000 to be used towards drug prevention at the school.

  3. NFP Mourns The Loss Of Nancy Reagan

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    nancyreaganThe National Family Partnership (NFP), formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, and its affiliates across America are deeply saddened by the loss of our former honorary chair, Nancy Reagan. The former First Lady was an inspiration and a catalyst for preventing generations of children from experiencing the devastating consequences of addiction.

    Reagan served as Honorary Chair from 1980 to 1988, during her husband, Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Through her presence and promotion of many educational campaigns, such as The Chemical People, Just Say No and the Red Ribbon Campaign, Nancy Reagan served as the face of The Parent Movement, a movement in which tens of thousands of concerned parents across the US worked together to successfully reduced casual drug use by 50% between 1978 and 1991, according to the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

    Many of NFP’s founders recall Reagan’s passion and commitment for promoting drug prevention for children. With her help, the organization’s voice was loud and clear against forces that promoted drug use as being normal and recreational.

    “Nancy Reagan was a wonderful woman and we will never forget her willingness to stick her neck out for our children and her impact on kids across America,” said NFP President Peggy Sapp. “She continues to serve as an inspiration as we face the latest drug epidemic: prescription drug abuse and heroin.”

    The National Family Partnership will be making a donation to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in honor of Reagan’s dedication to helping kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free.

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    THE NATIONAL FAMILY PARTNERSHIP was established in 1980 and is a national leader in drug prevention, education and advocacy. Its mission is to lead our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug-free youth. Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign. NFP created the campaign in response to the 1985 abduction and murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. In 2008, the Lock Your Meds campaign was created in response to the prescription drug abuse epidemic. Learn more about NFP at www.nfp.org.

  4. Thank You For Your Participation!

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    Thank You Photo Contest v2

    Now that the voting period in the 2015 National Red Ribbon Photo Contest has ended, we’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who participated!

    We received several hundred entries from homes and schools across the country – and were greatly inspired by your photos. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who loved your Red Ribbon Week photos, featuring this year’s theme; close to a quarter of a million votes were cast on your behalf!

    We look forward to announcing contest winners on December 4th.

    Thanks to all who participated, whether by entering, voting or spreading the word. Your involvement in this contest helped spread the drug free message in homes, neighborhoods, schools and communities.

    Special thanks to our generous co-sponsors, the Drug Enforcement Administration.

  5. It’s Red Ribbon Week!

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    It’s Red Ribbon Week® (October 23-31)! Thirty years ago, DEA Special Agent Kiki Camarena was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in Mexico. Kiki’s death was the catalyst that led to the creation of the Red Ribbon Campaign, now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the US. We know Kiki would be proud of the millions of people participating in drug free celebrations in his honor in schools and communities across the country and beyond. This year’s theme, “Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free.™”, created by a middle school student in Ohio, sends a powerful, positive message to our children – and we invite you to join us in spreading that message.

    Enter The 5th Annual Red Ribbon Photo Contest

    We are giving out $20,000 to schools across America. We invite you to enter the contest. Watch our video one-minute video and share it!

     

    Other Ways To Spread The Message

    We look forward to your participation!